All art, in a way, is a failure to represent the whole of life. And yet in the gap, token, one thing standing-in place of another there is 'beauty' or 'meaning' that is missing when we look at the 'real thing'. Perhaps this is because in art, life is compressed or concentrated, intensifying experience. In effect, all art could be said to be miniaturisation.
YouTube video chat about my life-long fascination with, and anixety surrounding, miniaturisation.